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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Raspberry Dressing

Berries add a pop of color to this favorite salad that’s part of my gluten-free menu. My challenge is to keep the family from eating the sugared almonds before I add them! —Peggy Gwillim, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan —Peggy Gwillim, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry vinegar
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash paprika

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook and stir almonds and sugar over low heat until sugar is dissolved and almonds are coated. Spread on foil to cool; break apart.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients; shake well. Drizzle over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.
Editor's Note
Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you're concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 66 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • PatsCookin
    Aug 1, 2014

    This is a delicious salad. I added fresh Jersey blueberries, but everything else was the same. My husband liked it too.

  • Tammy1957
    Jul 19, 2012

    This is one of my favorite salads. Dressing is wonderful. I use red onion rings instead of green onion. I brown the almonds without sugar.

  • mommysmenu
    May 5, 2012

    This salad was delicious! I served it at a family pot luck and my sister asked if she could lick the bowl. It was that good! This will be a regular in my springtime menus!

  • michellio
    May 16, 2011

    I substituted apple cider vinegar for the raspberry vinegar in the dressing and it was delicious. Even my 2 and 5-year old boys liked this salad. We loved the sugared almonds.

  • TheLadyRides
    Aug 5, 2010

    This salad always gets raves from guests!

  • deveykelly
    May 21, 2010

    My sixteen year old son said it was the best salad he has ever eaten....the whole family loved it. It compliments any dish or all by itself. Wonderful recipe.

  • lurky27
    Mar 7, 2009

    This salad tastes good, but I recommend adding more strawberries and maybe a bit more dressing.

  • bigmo9193
    Sep 1, 2008

    This is a refreshing salad with a wonderful dressing. I used regular worcestershire instead of gluten free. I served it at my daughter's graduation party and it was a hit!